An Atlanta lawyer has been indicted on a large-scale murder trial after he allegedly entered a man who allegedly threw a golf ball at his Mercedes-Benz, authorities said.
Brian K. Schmidt, 48, was charged Friday with murder, felony and aggravated assault after his car struck Hamid Jahangard, 60, described as a "prominent" real estate investor with originally from Iran, according to a statement from the Fulton County Prosecutor's Office.
Schmidt stopped his Mercedes a few miles down the road from his home in Sand Springs, Georgia, on July 30, to confront Jahangard outside a victim-owned property, according to the district attorney's office.
"Mr Schmidt's vehicle struck Mr Jahangard, causing him to fall and hit his head," a Sandy police statement said. Springs. "Mr. Schmidt stayed at the scene and spoke with officers.
He died two days later of a blunt head injury, the DA Service reported.
a golf ball, "the office says.
The constitution of Atlanta Magazine, citing court documents, said the suspect told authorities he was driving from a rental property when he saw Jahangard lean over a county recycle bin and make a throwing motion before something to hit his sedan.
A police report in Sandy Springs lists a golf ball as possible evidence.
Schmidt told authorities that he made a backward turn to confront the victim, who threw the trash bin on the road to his Mercedes, causing him to deflect and accidentally hit Jahangard, according to the Constitution of the Journal.
But after reviewing video security and video of cars by a motorist behind the suspect, investigators concluded that it was a murder.
In the course of the investigation, police found the victim's phone under the windscreen wiper of Schmidt's car. He called when they tried to find him, leading officers to the unit.
Schmidt was arrested on August 12 and remains in jail, according to records.
He was admitted to the Georgia State Bar as a corporate lawyer for the first time admitted. in 2015